How to lose weight with Jin Shin Jyutsu
In this article, I share how to lose weight with some simple Jin Shin Jyutsu self help exercises.
Two energy sites that help us lose weight
We have two different energy sites on the body (four if you count the right and left sides) that help us balance our weight. These energy sites are officially called Safety Energy Locks, or SELs for short. They are spheres of concentrated energy on the body about the size of a tennis ball.
SEL 21: Balance mental and physical weight
Safety Energy Lock number 21 is found right under the cheekbone on the face. Place the right fingers on the RIGHT side of the face just under the cheekbone for weight LOSS. Place the left fingers on the LEFT side of face just under the cheekbone for weight GAIN. If you forget which side is which, hold both sides and the body will adjust itself to what it needs. It will! The body is very clever that way.
Placing the hands on the either cheekbone helps weight balance, relieves MENTAL STRESS and ‘frees us from mental bondage’. So when I feel mentally stressed, I use this self help hold to calm my mind and calm me down.
This self help hold is also really good to relieve DIZZINESS.
SEL 25: Regenerate all body functions
Safety Energy Lock number 25 is found on the right and left sitting bones.
Sit on your hands (with the palms up against the body) at least 20 minutes a day to stay fit, to take lactic acid out of the muscles after exercising, and to lose volume from the hip and thigh area. Because SEL 25 is all about quietly regenerating all the body functions it is very helpful to keep the body fit and toned, as well as increasing alertness and mental clarity.
If you want more energy, sit on your hands!
How to practise these exercises
Both these exercises can be practised in front of the TV for instance, but if you sit want a more ‘meditative’ experience, sit quietly and close your eyes. You will be more likely to feel a sense of wellbeing and relaxation envelop you.
See also: Self Help Hold for Fatigue
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